Saturday, June 21, 2014

Oh, Carolina ...

{If there were a soundtrack for this post, it would be Needtobreathe's "Oh Carolina." You can listen here. And if you haven't heard Needtobreathe's new album, I highly recommend it. All of it.}

Some of my best childhood memories involve beach vacations. The location is different now, but these vacation continue now that us three kids are married and have kids. We're up to 13 of us now.

We'll all gathering this week at a house in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where we'll swim, eat, play games, laugh, explore, read, spend lots of time talking about where we're going and what we're doing next, swim, and eat.

In 2005, we discovered Hilton Head when a hurricane was en route to Perdido Key, Florida, which was the backdrop for many childhood memories. We haven't been back to Florida's Panhandle because we fell in love with South Carolina's Low Country.

{See posts from previous Hilton Head trips: 2005. 2008. 2010.}

In 2012, we were adventurous and stayed at Isle of Palms near Charleston. It was nice. But it wasn't Hilton Head.

So, Hilton Head, we're coming back to you.

Do you have memories tied up in a specific vacation spot?

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  1. Lots of memories from the summers my family spent in Colorado. We also had a summer home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Oh, how I loved that place. As adults with our own children we did not take as many vacations as I wish we could have. A few years back we did spend a long weekend in St. Joseph, Michigan, and I fell in love with that town. Now family vacations are pretty much wherever my son and his wife are living. Love that they are currently in San Diego. Have a great week, Kristin! I look forward to seeing pictures. Much love. xoxo

  2. Jennifer Jackson Linck6/21/2014 10:18 AM

    I'm jealous! I am craving the beach SO bad. I would love to go to Hilton Head! Have fun!!!

  3. KristinHillTaylor6/23/2014 3:12 PM

    Thanks, Jennifer! We love it here. :)

  4. KristinHillTaylor6/23/2014 3:13 PM

    I'd like to spend some time in Wisconsin and/or Michigan. I bet the summers are lovely there. I also hear San Diego has some of the best weather in the country!